Host Martin Stringer speaks with a panel of MPs about a United Nations vote to upgrade Palestine’s observer status at the UN to that of a non-member state. Appearing on the panel are Deepak Obhrai (parliamentary secretary to the minister of Foreign Affairs), Paul Dewar (NDP Foreign Affairs critic), and Carolyn Bennett (Liberal MP).
Also on the program, Martin reviews the week’s major headlines with journalists Bill Curry (The Globe and Mail) and Susan Lunn (CBC Radio). They discuss:
1. Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney to take over the Bank of England, and the Canadian economy in general; 2. The political fallout from this week’s three federal by-elections; 3. The Liberal leadership race gets three more candidates, including MPs Joyce Murray and Marc Garneau.
Having covered the Canadian political scene for more than 25 years, Martin is as politically astute as he is savvy. He joined CPAC in 1996 and has covered leadership races, political conventions and federal elections, serving as PrimeTime Politics’ Hill correspondent daily and host of the show’s Friday edition. Martin began his career as a reporter for CBC Radio in Quebec City and also worked for seven years as national and international producer for CBC Radio’s flagship show, As It Happens.